Online Safety – helping your child stay safe while online!
It's never easy to know how to keep our children safe when they aren't with us, and sometimes even when they are, if we don't know what's happening in their lives or on their devices!
Who are they talking to, what are they doing, are they okay?
The best way to help your child to be safe when using the internet and new technologies is to talk to them and make sure they understand the main simple rules. Make sure your child feels able to talk to you, let them know that it’s never too late to tell someone if something makes them feel uncomfortable. Don’t blame your child, let them know you trust them.
It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
We know that children, particularly younger children, can be bothered by things they see online, and filters can be a helpful tool in reducing the chances of coming across something upsetting.
Set up your Home internet filter now! (see links below for advice)
If you have any questions or are seeking advice please email/call the school:-
Telephone: 0208 500 2143
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) is an organisation which helps children stay safe online. If someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know, such as being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up, it is very important that you tell someone. You can report it to CEOP by clicking the link above.
Below is a variety of information, videos and links to help you keep your children safe while online.
Talk to your child regularly about what they’re doing online and how to stay safe. Let them know they can come to you or another trusted adult if they’re feeling worried or upset by anything they have seen.